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Media Summit New York, March 4 - 5, 2014
McGraw-Hill Building, 49th Street and 6th Ave., New York City
Tuesday, March 4th
The Strategic Track II
Financing Strategies
3:50 PM - 5:00 PM
Session D:
Room 207
The New Wave in Investing: Angels-Incubators-Accelerators-Labs-CrowdFunding
Brad Wyman, Chief Creative Officer, FundAnything
Brian Bedol, co-founder & CEO Bedrocket
Urs Cete, Managing Director, BDMI - Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Inc.
Elgin Thompson, Managing Director, Marcum Cronus Partners LLC
Chase Garbarino, Co-founder and CEO, Streetwise Media
Muizz Kheraj, Senior Vice President, Technology, Media and Telecom, FocalPoint
Jeffrey Binder, General Partner, Genovation Capital, Moderator

Brad Wyman, Chief Creative Officer, FundAnything: With over 30 feature films to his credit, Wyma
n has worked with an impressive roster of A-list talent, from Reese Witherspoon and Charlize Theron to Matthew McConaughey and Cristina Ricci. His impressive 25 year career boasts the Oscar winning MONSTER.



















Brian Bedol, founder and CEO, Bedrocket, a media company that creates, curates and distributes
high quality programming, while developing and offering leading technology to enable multi-platform experiences. Brian is known for innovation and disruption in television, sports and media. Prior to Bedrocket, he created Classic Sports Network (CSN), now known as ESPN Classic, as well as the property that introduced March Madness to the web, College Sports Television (CSTV), which is now CBS Sports Network. In addition to Bedrocket, Brian is a founder and board member of NowThisNews, a video news network for the mobile and social generation, and a founding member of General Catalyst Partners and Bluefin Labs, which was acquired by Twitter. Part of the launch teams for MTV, Nick-at-Nite and Court TV, he also oversaw the development and launch of the YES Network. Brian remains an active, early-stage investor and advisor for media start-ups redefining how the world engages with content.





Urs Cete serves as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, L.P. Mr. Cete joined the Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments in 2006. He serves as the Principal and Head of Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments at Mojiva, Inc. Prior to BDMI, Mr. Cete worked in Bertelsmann AG's Corporate Controlling and Strategy Department, where he was in charge of group controlling and group strategy. In that capacity he worked on strategic projects in all of Bertelsmann's media categories (television, radio, music, books, magazines and services). Prior to that, he worked and lectured for the Finance Department of the Handelshochschule Leipzig specializing in Corporate Valuation. Mr. Cete serves as a Member of Advisory Board at BLUE LION mobile GmbH. He serves on the Boards of Skimlinks since November 11, 2011; Mojiva, Inc., Qeep and Exit Games. He holds an MBA from Tulane University and graduated from the Handelshochschule Leipzig.



Elgin Thompson, Managing Director, Marcum Cronus Partners LLC: Elgin
Thompson serves as Managing Director at the firm, and his sector expertise is at the intersection of media, technology and brands. He has over 17 years of experience representing clients on a variety of assignments including sell-side, buy-side, fairness opinion, special committee, divestiture and merger transactions in both the public and private domain, as well as equity and debt financing. Mr. Thompson has executed over $40 billion in transaction value. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a senior member of Williams Capital, a boutique investment bank where he led efforts in media and technology. Previously, Mr. Thompson was the Vice President of Corporate Development for GridNetworks, Inc., a venture-backed online video technology provider. Prior to GridNetworks, he was a Vice President in the Media Investment Banking Group at Bear Stearns where he executed transactions for a wide spectrum of clients, including global media and entertainment companies, private equity firms, and digital media companies. Mr. Thompson began his career as a mergers and acquisitions attorney with the firms Wildman Harrold and DLA Piper. He serves on the advisory board of Sprezzat, a mobile technology company. Mr. Thompson holds a B.A, from Northern Illinois University, a J.D. from Temple University, and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School.

Chase Garbarino is a Co-founder and CEO of Streetwise Media, a digital media and events company that owns and operates online city news properties including BostInno.com and InTheCapital.com. Garbarino co-founded Streetwise in 2009 with Kevin McCarthy. In 2012, Streetwise produced the fastest growing online news properties in Boston and Washington DC and was acquired by American City Business Journals, a subsidiary of Advance Publications which owns Conde Nast, Reddit and other media holdings. Garbarino is very active in Boston's startup and digital media communities and is a board member of TUGG, a nonprofit organization dedicated to catalyzing and spreading social entrepreneurship in New England. Garbarino is a graduate of Hamilton College.











Muizz Kheraj joined FocalPoint's Technology, Media and Telecom pr
actice in 2012. He comes to the firm with sixteen years of experience in technology, both as an engineer and as an M&A advisor to middle market entrepreneurs. Mr. Kheraj has led, managed and closed numerous transactions representing, in aggregate, over $500 million in transaction value and liquidity for clients. Transactions have included M&A transactions, debt and equity capital raises and recapitalizations, business valuations, and strategic reviews. Prior to FocalPoint, Mr. Kheraj spent five years building out the technology/media/telecom and business services practice at McGladrey Capital Markets LLC. Prior to joining McGladrey Capital Markets, Mr. Kheraj served in the corporate finance and treasury group with International Rectifier, Inc., where he supported financial planning and analysis, managed risk associated with foreign currency exposures, and oversaw the annual capital expenditure process. Mr. Kheraj's passion in technology stems from his eight-year history as an engineer and technologist, particularly his final four years in a leadership role at the tech and media startup, NXSystems, Inc. At NXSystems, Mr. Kheraj helped to launch the first IP-based entertainment system for the hospitality environment, pioneering the Video-on-Demand solution that continues today to serve many of the most prestigious brands in the world including Four Seasons, Peninsula, W Hotels, St. Regis, Omni, and the JW Marriott. Mr. Kheraj has worked on a variety of operating systems, programming languages and hardware platforms, across a myriad of industries from aerospace to media to entertainment. Mr. Kheraj currently sits on a number of boards as an insightful coach helping entrepreneurs build spectacular tech-centric organizations. His advisory expertise extends across several emerging industries including eCommerce, social and mobile media, business process outsourcing, infrastructure technologies, business intelligence, robotics, big data and analytics. Mr. Kheraj holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, a Masters in Electrical Engineering from California State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a CFA charterholder, is certified as a Financial Risk Manager and holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79 securities licenses.

Jeffrey Binder, General Partner, Genovation Capital: Jeffrey Binder was most recently a senior executive with Motorola, serving as Senior Director Strategy and M&A and GM of its On Demand Solutions group. In addition to day-to-day operations of the 150+ person on-demand solutions group with offices in the US, Europe and Asia, Mr. Binder spearheaded several key initiatives within the office of the CEO, as well as driving the companies worldwide on-demand video business and M&A strategy. Mr. Binder has been named as, one of eight Next Generation Leaders by MultiChannel News, Top 100 Heavy Hitters by CableFax Magazine and one of 40 under 40 by the Boston Business Journal. Prior to Motorola, Mr. Binder founded Broadbus Technologies, which was sold to Motorola in 2006 for nearly $200 Million. Broadbus pioneered the concept of television on-demand using advance memory technology and became the leading supplier of video streams in 2006. It was at Broadbus where Messrs. Binder and Bisceglia as President and CEO respectively, went on to engineer on of New England's top ten exits since the tech bubble of '99. At Broadbus Binder set the bar for start-ups, creating an advisory board of the top technologists and media players in North America, including the CTO's of Charter, Cablevision, Rogers, Cox, Liberty Media and Time Warner. The advisory board also included David Fellows, CTO of Comcast the COO of Nickelodeon (Board Member), the President of Paramount Television and the President of Warner Domestic Television. Mr. Binder was Chairman and CEO of the Leading Golf Companies from 1996-2000, then the largest marketing and technology network of high-end golf courses in North America including Mauna Lani, Pebble Beach and Pinehurst. LGC was an outgrowth of incubator Nanosoft, which was an offshore development start-up founded by Mr. Binder 1995 to incubate young technology companies in China. Prior to Leading Golf, Mr. Binder led Magic Music's rapid growth as the largest provider of digital duplicating technology to record industry from 1991-1994 to companies including Capitol Records, MCA Records, Philips NV and Polygram. Mr. Binder has been an investing and trading professional since he became a Member of the Chicago Board of Trade in 1987. Mr. Binder has attended Harvard University as an undergrad with a concentration in Environmental Management.